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"<a href="https://www.artistsforconservation.org/virtual-exhibit/21298/artist/916/artwork/regents-delight-22378">REGENT'S DELIGHT</a>" by Stephen Jesic | Australia
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REGENT'S DELIGHT

Wallhanging by Stephen Jesic
Dimensions:
16.25cm H x 13.70cm W
Medium:
Acrylic
Year Completed:
2022
Subject(s):
Regent Honeyeater
Original for Sale:
NFS
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The Regent Honeyeater is a flagship, threatened, nomadic woodland bird. The loss of Box-Ironbark forests is the major reason for their diminishing numbers. The species inhabits dry open forest and temperate woodlands which have large numbers of mature trees with a high canopy cover. They feed on the nectar from blossoming eucalypts. Many of these trees are lost through forestry practices including logging, agricultural purposes and natural die-back. The 2019-2020 fires pushed the species closer to extinction, with approximately 250 of the species left in the wild. Regent’s Delight is a tribute to this rare, strongly nomadic, unpredictable bird, forever searching for their favourite blossoming trees. This intimate setting encapsulates a fleeting moment of these still poorly understood songbirds.

 

 

REGENT'S DELIGHT | Wallhanging by Stephen Jesic | Artists for Conservation 2022